- one side of an opening, as a reveal.
- either of two similar faces of a projection, as a buttress or dormer.
- a piece of wood removed from the end of a timber in making a tenon.
- a piece of wood on either side of a mortise.
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Idioms for cheek
Origin of cheek
OTHER WORDS FROM cheekcheekless, adjective
Words nearby cheek
Example sentences from the Web for cheek
Every time your significant other puts on this face balm, it will be like you’re delivering them a little kiss on the cheek.
He made what he called a “tongue-in-cheek” run for president in 1984 as a Republican, then trumpeted himself as a Democrat 14 years later in support of President Bill Clinton during his sex-tinged impeachment proceedings in Congress.Larry Flynt, pornographer and self-styled First Amendment champion, dies at 78|Paul W. Valentine|February 10, 2021|Washington Post
Never wrap him in her arms, lay her cheek against his head, whisper that she was there, that everything would be okay.For a mother forced to give up her child, decades of grief, shame and secrets|Ellen McCarthy|February 5, 2021|Washington Post
Next, check if the sides of the mask are bulging out from your cheeks.
Dragging the color across the lid can lead to a lot of fallout onto the cheeks, which is difficult to clean up.Hints From Heloise: An easy way to check return on investment|Heloise Heloise|February 2, 2021|Washington Post
“The lies of the government shocked us,” says Fatima, as the tears flow slowly from her eyes and down her cheek.
Scrutinizing the lines on your face, she strokes your cheek and asks if your boss is working you too hard.
Bakari reaches out, strokes Bundy's cheek and stares into his eyes longingly.
However, I spent enough time with him and other players to witness moments, comments and actions that were not so tongue-in-cheek.
But Tony Bennett will get a free pass on his latest release, Cheek to Cheek.
Do not the widow's tears run down the cheek, and her cry against him that causeth them to fall?The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version|Various
He has told me that their society produced on him the effect of the cool hands of saints against his cheek.The Joyous Adventures of Aristide Pujol|William J. Locke
A lurid spot on each cheek showed burning red through the bronze of his skin.Ramona|Helen Hunt Jackson
A burning crimson flushed over the cheek of Wharton, as Louis uttered this ardent appeal to friendship and to Heaven.The Pastor's Fire-side Vol. 3 of 4|Jane Porter
As he stepped forward to salute her, she presented her cheek to him, and suddenly stabbed him dead at her feet.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3)|Charles James Wills
British Dictionary definitions for cheek
- either side of the face, esp that part below the eye
- either side of the oral cavity; side of the mouthRelated adjectives: buccal, genal, malar
Derived forms of cheekcheekless, adjective
Word Origin for cheek
Medical definitions for cheek
Idioms and Phrases with cheek
In addition to the idiom beginning with cheek
- cheek by jowl
- tongue in cheek
- turn the other cheek